Monday, April 2, 2012

News and Rumors 3/26/12 - 4/1/12

News and Rumors are gathered from various different sources. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken as such. 


Magic Kingdom

  • The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is now back open after an extensive refurb.  A new addition includes a Gourmet Hot Chocolate. 
  • Merida, from the new, upcoming movie, Brave, will begin meeting guests starting mid-May.  The meet and greet will take place in the Fairytale Garden, where Rapunzel is currently greeting guests. 
  • Because Merida will be taking Rapunzel's place, Rapunzel will be leaving on April 15th and will be moving to the Adventureland Veranda, where Ariel is currently doing her meets.  Also joining Rapunzel on her move, Flynn Ryder will be meeting guests as well in this location.  (Rumors are floating that Rapunzel will have a new, more permanent home near the former Fantasyland Skyway Station by the end of Summer.
  • Ariel and Prince Eric will be moved to a new location, the Glass Gazebo, next to the Adventureland Veranda, right across from the Swiss Family Treehouse.


  • The Vision House will debut at Innoventions on Earth Day, April 22nd. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Russell and Dug from "Up" are now featured as meet and greet character outside the Tough To Be A Bug entrance.  They have replaced Flik.

General WDW News

  • The Avengerail has now debuted on the Magic Kingdom loop.  


  • The new France Bakery Expansion is rumored to be open around March 2013.  
  • At Disney's Animal Kingdom, it's rumored that Pocahontas, King Louie, Baloo, Miss Bunny and Thumper may be leaving.  
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